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  • Oh Father… Thoughts on losing my father

    The Tree


    {Pardon me, this post is a slight deviation from my usual posts, but sharing this here is cathartic for me.}

    When your father dies, he takes your childhood with him. – Russian proverb

    I mourned the loss of my father years before he died. One of the things he taught … Continue Reading...

  • Christmas 2013

    Christmas 2013

    It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas is my favourite holiday – I love everything about it, the preparations, the giddiness and the anticipation leading up to the day, the carols and the adorable twinkly lights.

    I love that we’re a little compassionate during this … Continue Reading...

  • Scenes from a Christmas Morning


    Happy New Year, dear reader; here’s to a year filled with peace, joy, laughter, success and all the wonderful things you desire.
    I’m excited for this new year, starting with good intentions, promise and hope for lasting change.
    Although, I’m going to miss the magical few weeks I spent … Continue Reading...

  • A Sad Day

    There’s a practice in my culture where you’re not supposed to eat when a grandparent (and perhaps any close relative) dies. I think the reasoning is that being overcome by grief makes you lose your appetite.
    When I was a kid I used to think it was symbolic of … Continue Reading...

  • Rejoice, Rejoice…

    I don’t think we really had any Christmas traditions growing up.
    There were those Christmases at my grandma’s when I was little; joyous and precious moments that has forever shaped what Christmas means to me. I do consider those tradition.

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    Last weekend when we were putting up the Christmas decorations, … Continue Reading...